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To Assess the Level of Adherence of Subjects Receiving SAIZEN® Via Easypod™ in Italy (ECOS ITA)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2013 by Merck KGaA
Merck Serono S.P.A., Italy
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Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2011
Last updated: December 12, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

This is an Italian, Multicentre, Observational Study to study Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in paediatric subjects using easypod™ electromechanical device for growth hormone treatment to assess the level of adherence of subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™.

Condition Intervention
Growth Disorders
Device: Device: easypod™

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Easypod Connect: A National, Multicentre, Observational Registry to Evaluate Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in Paediatric Subjects Using "Easypod™" Electromechanical Device for Growth Hormone Treatment in Italy

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean percent of daily recorded adherence [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of adherence and growth outcome after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™ [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Correlation of adherence and growth outcome (change in: height velocity (HV), height velocity-standard deviation score (HV-SDS), height, height-standard deviation score(height SDS)) after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™

  • Subject adherence profile based on age, gender, indication, self-injection or not, time on treatment [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Correlation of adherence with current IGF-1 status (i.e. above, below or within normal ranges) [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Device: easypod™
    Saizen (Somatotropin) as per Summary of Product Characteristics administered by easypod™
    Other Name: Somatotropin
Detailed Description:

Subjects will be enrolled in a multicenter longitudinal observational study. Parents or guardian and subjects (when applicable) will provide their Informed Consent to upload their data for population-based analyses and, ultimately, clinical outcomes. Adherence data will be primarily derived from the easypod™ device combined with physician data entry of outcome measures. Data will be collected retrospectively and prospectively. This will allow the establishment of adherence profiles and subsequent clinical outcomes. Collected data will be also analyzed in a multinational pooled analysis of comparable national studies.

Primary Objective:

• To assess the level of adherence of subjects receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™

Secondary Objectives:

  • To describe the impact of adherence on clinical outcomes for subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™
  • To identify adherence subject profiling
  • To asses the impact of adherence on Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) (i.e. above, below or within normal ranges)

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Paediatric subjects (aged 2-18) who are taking SAIZEN® for registered indications using the easypod™ electromechanical device.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over the age of >2 years
  • Under <18 years of age, or over 18 without fusion of growth plates
  • Parents' or guardian's written informed consent, given before entering data into the observational study, with the understanding that the subject or parents/guardian may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice to future medical care. If the child is old (over 18 without fusion of growth plates) or able to give written informed consent, a separate assent form will be given

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects taking growth hormone in whom growth plates have fused (i.e. for taking growth hormone for it's metabolic effects)
  • Contra-indications to SAIZEN® as defined in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
  • Use of an investigational drug or participation in another interventional clinical study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01439061

Contact: Merck KGaA Communication Center +49-6151-72-5200

For Recruiting Locations in Italy Recruiting
please contact the Merck KGaA Communication Center, Italy
Contact: Merck KGaA Communication Center    +49-6151-72-5200   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Merck Serono S.P.A., Italy
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Serono S.P.A., Italy
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT01439061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR200104-529
Study First Received: September 21, 2011
Last Updated: December 12, 2013
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Growth disorders
Growth hormone
Pediatric subject

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Growth Disorders
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